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Subj: Re: Was he really though? Or were we just young and impressionable?
Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 03:51:31 pm EDT (Viewed 272 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Was he really though? Or were we just young and impressionable?
Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 11:14:53 am EDT (Viewed 249 times)

    That is a good question. Now that I am older I can look back and say that yes, Wolverine was awesome. He was the short, ugly loner, a man always on the edge of going berserk. I loved how he had to deal with this inherent savagery as he was written as a guy coming into the role of a mentor and surrogate father figure. The way Claremont wrote him, it felt as if becoming Kitty Pryde's teacher gave him more reason to be a better man than pining for Jean Grey ever did. Then Claremont sort of ruined it by trying to get lightning to strike twice, having him do it with Jubilee.

Those are very good points, I don't think adding Jubilee as his conscience/student did him any harm myself but then it may depend on your own tolerance for that character. Myself I thought it added something as the loner was forced to show a responsible side and a different facet of his personality.
Where Wolverine started going wrong was in the early to mid 90s when the X-Men was at its peak in terms of commercial comicbook success and Wolverine was well on the road to becoming overused and over exposed. He's not a character that was built for A-list Spider-man/Iron Man status as his success was built partially on the air of mystique surrounding him, of how he came to have all that adamantium, what his past was, how old was he, and indeed what his name was. All questions that have now been explored for all they're worth, is there anything left to say about the man?! Hell, he even has a family tree now!

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